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Sea Cucumber

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Sea cucumbers are sticky, muscular tubes that move along the ocean floor with tiny feet or by a series of muscle contractions. They eat anything that floats in their way and when they're being chased, they can "eviscerate," or shed their internal organs to confuse the predator. This isn't sea cucumber suicide, though - the organs soon grow back.

  1. 1. What happens to organs that a sea cucumber eviscerated?
    1. a. They soon grow back
    2. b. They're lost forever
    3. c. They sink
  2. 2. What can a sea cucumber do?
    1. a. Jumping jacks
    2. b. Purge its stomach contents
    3. c. Eviscerate
  3. 3. What shape is a sea cucumber?
    1. a. Star
    2. b. Tube
    3. c. Circle